1 Timothy 4:15 Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.
If your profiting is to appear to all, then it is to show! Why is godliness profitable? Why is living for God, being God's child, walking in fellowship with God, keeping God's commandments, profitable?
It is because God has made some promises to His faithful children. Notice the word "promise" in yesterday's text: "having promise of the life that now is" (1 Tim. 4:8). God has made us promises in this life. Our profiting is because of these promises.
And when our profiting (which is due to God's promises) appears to all, we are able to show the world there is a God in the Church - just as when Israel was walking with God, she could show the earth "there is a God in Israel" (1 Sam. 17:46).
Confession: I will meditate upon God's promises and give myself wholly to them, that my profiting may appear to all. I live the best, I drive the best, I live in the best, I walk in divine health, My marriage is strong.
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Pastor Larry Smoot is Senior Pastor of Church on the Rock in Stafford County, Virginia.